Wednesday 2 December, 2020

5 facts about the Cayman Islands Constitution

The current Constitution of the Cayman Islands is the fourth written constitution for the Cayman Islands since 1959 and was established by "The Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009" of June 10 2009 which came into force in November of that year, by a proclamation published by the governor of the Cayman Islands. 

It was amended by "The Cayman Islands Constitution (Amendment) Order 2016" which came into force by a similar proclamation.

“The creation of the 1959 Constitution was a great milestone for the Cayman Islands as well as a catalyst that helped shape the country we know and love today," said Alfonso Wright, Executive Chairman at Celebrate Cayman in a previous press release. 

Here are five facts about the Cayman Constitution.

  1. The Constitution came into effect on November 6, 2009.
  2. The day the Cayman Islands Constitution Order came into effect, McKeeva Bush was sworn in on the steps of the Legislative Assembly as Cayman Islands’ first premier.
  3. The Constitution was amended by "The Cayman Islands Constitution (Amendment) Order 2016."
  4. The Constitution consists of nine parts and 125 sections.
  5. The rules of the Constitution define the legitimate limits of the powers of the Cayman Islands Government.

You can access “An Educational Guide to the Cayman Islands Constitution” by clicking here. 

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